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Lion & Unicorn

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$$ - $$$
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Main Street, Thornhill, Stirling FK8 3PJ, Scotland
+44 1786 850204
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What a delightful dinner was had by all. Party of 17 beautifully catered for by an extremely competent friendly staff. Large range of items on the menu with a little something for all tastes. Starters are varied, homemade soup to my extra favourite muscles either garlic and wine or Thai style. Steak pie, amazing steaks at very reasonable prices, gammon... More 

Thank Irene W
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A really warm welcome, a roaring fire on a cold day, a great choice of food, delicious meals, we will be back, possibly for a few days so we can sample the breakfast too!

Thank Fiona H
Basel CH
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been going to Lion and Unicorn, on and off since I was a child, some 40 odd years .... The quality of food, service and the atmosphere are second to none. The Large open fire warming on colder nights, the friendly waiting staff and fresh ingredients will make any visit here a delight. It is well with the... More 

Thank Nutbat
Stirling, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove the few miles out to Thornhill on a bit of an off-chance that this would be a quiet place for a bite of supper. Good decision-making! Despite the steady strem of guests arriving, we were all looked after well. The staff were great - really good at being hospitible without being fussy. We chose the sharing camenbert, and... More 

Thank DavidC856
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I took visited here with our dog. You have to eat in the bar rather than restaurant if you have a dog, but that's not a problem. We didn't chose the best day to visit as there was rugby on so the bar was really busy, however the locals were welcoming and friendly. The staff were polite... More 

Thank 3_Bears_3
Red Oak, Iowa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

My family and I stayed in a rental home just outside the town of Thornhill in July 2016. We ate at Lion & Unicorn our first night, and the food was SO GOOD! We decided we wouldn't bother eating anywhere else, and we ate our dinner there all 3 evenings. The chicken with Haggis, though it sounds intimidating, was absolutely... More 

Thank Jaime T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

Passing through Thornhill after a long weekend in the Trossachs, loved the name "Lion and Unicorn" so just had to stop and call in for lunch. So pleased we did. Staff very welcoming and friendly which is so important. Shown to a cosy little dining room with a blazing fire just perfect for a cold damp Monday. Drinks came quickly... More 

Thank pixie948
Braco, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Excellent food excellent service....saw one of the staff gently tuck away someones coat that the customer had left trailing on the floor...nice caring touch...I settled for a simple burger.....however I would now regard it as the best burger in Scotland....

1 Thank Scott M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent meal from start to finish, very high standard of food, fast service very relaxed environment, would highly recommend.

Thank Stuatt B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Car park almost full, 2pm, Sunday lunch time, dank December day, first visit: would have understood if they were rushed or too busy. Rather, we had a friendly welcome, waited two minutes, got a table, and indeed an excellent meal. Dishes are well above average pub-grub (I had veg crumble) - not gastro style, and not at all gastro prices,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Thornhill, Stirling FK8 3PJ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Stirling  >  Stirling  >  Thornhill
  • Phone Number: +44 1786 850204

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?